Barack Obama, Republicans, and the campaign for the middle class.

There are 3 comments on the www.newyorker.com story from Feb 20, 2012, titled Barack Obama, Republicans, and the campaign for the middle class.. In it, www.newyorker.com reports that:

At a rally in Holland, Ohio, in the last days of the 2008 Presidential campaign, a plainspoken plumber's assistant named Joe Wurzelbacher buttonholed Barack Obama.

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Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#1 Feb 21, 2012
We need an Eisenhower Republican. Back then we had a stong Middle Class and the marginal tax rate was 91%. That's what someone like Romney paid. Nowadays Romney pretends his contributions to the Mormons is a "tax". Eisenhower warned us against the threat of the military industrial complex.

http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/pres-eisenh...
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#2 Feb 21, 2012
The people who post on Topix are very conservative. Look at the polls.

http://www.topix.com/issue

Did you happen to notice their pick for president... OBAMA!!! LOL

Rick Perry was second and Mittens was a far third!

That's because they discounted the only true conservative RON PAUL, the only one running that we can TRUST.

I guess you reap what you sow. We'll see at the convention in Tampa.

RON PAUL 2012!

Since: May 11

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#3 Feb 21, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
The people who post on Topix are very conservative. Look at the polls.
http://www.topix.com/issue
Did you happen to notice their pick for president... OBAMA!!! LOL
Rick Perry was second and Mittens was a far third!
That's because they discounted the only true conservative RON PAUL, the only one running that we can TRUST.
I guess you reap what you sow. We'll see at the convention in Tampa.
RON PAUL 2012!
If I were forced to pick a GOP candidate for president I'd be forced to withdraw my vote. And I don't really consider myself a liberal or a conservative. I just want someone who has the best interest of the people of this country in office.

Newt has a history of lying, conniving and backstabbing in both his professional and personal life. My opinion is that he is in politics solely to benefit himself.

Both Romney and Santorum are over the top religious and that has driven them completely off the radar for me. They would like nothing more than to keep women barefoot and pregnant.

Ron Paul has age against him. I actually used to like him but he made a few elitist comments about healthcare that turned me off.

Try as I might, I can't NOT like Obama. He's done tremendous work in the face of obstruction and hatefulness. He inherited a disaster of which Republicans won't own up to and he's tried desperately to turn it around. He ended the war in Iraq. He captured Bin Laden. Jobs are starting to show up again. Businesses are starting to spend money again. He's worked to offer healthcare to Americans who can't afford it. He's fought to keep tax cuts in place to help working class people (Republicans sure never gave a rat's butt about working people). He doesn't spew religion. Doesn't threaten to come into our bedrooms and tell us what to do.

The only people who dislike Obama are those who feel threatened by him; those who think our government should be by the rich, for the rich, and of the rich. They would like nothing more than to squash the poor and enslave the working class.

There isn't a Republican candidate alive who has shown me that he or she cares anything about me. In fact, they have all demonstrated disdain for working people. And you have to remember, there are hundreds of millions of little people working hard everyday trying to get by. If they have any sense whatsoever they aren't going to vote for an asshole who puts them down and whose only intention is to better the existence of himself and his cohorts.

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